Fresh Apple: New York City Becomes More Responsive to the Environment

In this article the author describes a recent report from New York City that addresses environmental factors related to the construction and design processes for street trees, sidewalks, and road lanes in addition to roadway subsurface infrastructures. The publication was produced in order to provide professionals such as landscape architects, civil engineers, and city planners a means of sustainable design in the form of reducing air, water, and soil pollution; reducing hazardous waste; and curtailing the use of excess materials and increasing efficiency. The presented methodology is interdisciplinary and so aims to provide the goal of environmental sound design and construction by integrating the many phases of production that go into municipal projects as listed above. Some improvements include the maximization of pavement albedo, increasing the use of recycled and reclaimed materials, improving the implementation of vegetated materials, describing trenchless technologies, improving roadway and sidewalk geometries, and providing a means of using structured soils.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01090984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2008 12:37PM